Marianne Paul has a BA (Honours) degree with a major in religion, and her interest in world beliefs and philosophies flavours much of her fiction. Her stories and poetry have appeared in a variety of regional and national publications. She has won several literary competitions including, among others, The Record short story contest and the Canadian Author Okanagan short fiction award. Marianne Paul lives in Kitchener, Ontario. She is a member of the Canadian Authors Association and the Writers Union of Canada.